Rock and competition climber

WC Kranj – the last international comp of the year

I had my last international comp of the year on Saturday, and it was a good one! It was the annual WC in Kranj, Slovenia, and for once we were a «big» team leaving Oslo Friday morning with four athletes. My qualifying routes were not the best, but I managed to get to semi-final as the lucky loser (number 26), which means a new route and a new opportunity to get it all out with nothing to lose. My climbing felt good, but I fell a couple of moves too early on both routes. As the semi-final was just a couple of hours later, I didn’t have much time to relax and reset my head, but I feel like I did a good job on that part and I really stepped it up in the semi-final.

The semi-final was way harder than both the qualifying routes, and I have to admit that I like that kind of style better. I’m happy with the way I climbed and prepared for the route, but I managed to pop off with my left hand and that kind of sucks. But as the climbing felt so good, it doesn’t really matter that much. I managed to climb well, fight and have fun, which are the ultimate goal of every route at every competition. I finished in 18th place, which is one of my better results, but I still feel I have so much more in me, and I’m already looking forward to next year.

gotta love the volumes and colors 🙂

The national championship in lead is on Saturday and Sunday, and that is my last competition of this season. After that I will have a break, and that means that this week is my last normal training/preparation week. Which is kind of crazy!

Replay of the semi-final;

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